Mechanical weapon station 1530

Mechanical weapon stations

Thanks to their modular configuration, the mechanical weapon stations (carriages) are the first choice of military users and security forces worldwide.

Mechanical weapon stations as proven primary and secondary armament

Thanks to their flat silhouette and low weight, KMW’s mechanical weapon stations have proven their superiority in international competition many times over, and thanks to their modular configuration, they are the first choice of military users and security forces worldwide to this day. For these reasons too, they are currently integrated as the primary or secondary armament in a great number of different wheeled and tracked vehicles.  

Mechanical weapon station 1530
Circle

Thermal imager for night-time reconnaissance.

Circle

A mechanical interface can be used to adapt different soft mounts, which enable the use of a wide variety of weapons.

Circle

Ammunition capacity depending on weapon calibre

7.62mm – 250 or 600 rounds

12.7 mm – 100 rounds

40 mm – 32 rounds

Circle

In addition to the tactical sighting periscopes for daylight vision, optronic sighting devices can also be integrated.

Thermal imager for night-time reconnaissance.

A mechanical interface can be used to adapt different soft mounts, which enable the use of a wide variety of weapons.

Ammunition capacity depending on weapon calibre

7.62mm – 250 or 600 rounds

12.7 mm – 100 rounds

40 mm – 32 rounds

In addition to the tactical sighting periscopes for daylight vision, optronic sighting devices can also be integrated.

Mechanical weapon stations from KMW

Proven over decades of use

For over 50 years, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann has developed and produced efficient armament systems which enable vehicle crews to react appropriately to virtually any threat situation. Thousands of these modular systems are in use in a wide range of different wheeled and tracked vehicles worldwide.

The integration of KMW armament systems means added safety for troops and vehicles and a significant improvement in freedom to act, especially in current mission scenarios.

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Equipment features of the weapon station 1530

  • Thermal imager
  • Mechanical interface for various weapons
  • Sighting periscope for daylight vision
  • Additional optronic sighting devices can be integrated
  • Additional searchlights can be integrated
Mechanical weapon station 1530

Reliable and time-tested

Introduced in various configurations in more than ten nations for over 30 years

Optimal reaction possibilities

The extremely reliable mechanical drive unit of the carriage enables easy and safe weapon operation from the vehicle under NBC, armour and laser protection. Operator safety is increased by a mechanical weapon locking mechanism and protective cushion.

Effectively counter any threat

The mechanical weapon stations enable easy operational change within a very short time. Weapon types such as the MG3, MG5A1, GMW 40mm and QCB .50 are approved and qualified. Additional systems such as MPL protection systems or searchlights can be adapted.

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